Observations of beta Pictoris b
A.M. Lagrange (1), M. Bonnefoy(1), A. Boccaletti(2), G. Chauvin(1), D. Apai (3), D. Ehrenreich (1), D. Mouillet (1), D. Gratadour (2), S. Lacour (2), M. Kasper (4)
(1) LAOG, Observatoire de Grenoble, France; (2) LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, France; (3) STScI, Baltimore, USA; (4) ESO, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany
We will present the recent detection of massive giant planet around beta Pictoris as well as follow up observations. We will present the constraints put by these observations on the properties of the planet and more generally, the constraints on its formation mechanism.